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King Edward IV (1442-1483), Reigned 1461-70 and 1471-83

Sitter associated with 35 portraits
Head of the house of York, Edward was exiled by King Henry VI in 1459. However, Edward returned to defeat the King and took the crown in 1461. He married Elizabeth Woodville in 1464, who bore him ten children. After a period of military turmoil in 1470 when Edward was forced into exile he returned to defeat his foes at the battle of Tewkesbury (1471). As king he renewed England's wars with France, and reorganised crown revenues.

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D21042

King Edward IV

after Unknown artist
etching, early 18th century?
NPG D21042

D7989

King Edward IV

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1706
NPG D7989

D34141

The Sovereigns of England, part 1

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34141

D21045

King Edward IV

by John Carwitham, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D21045

D23793

King Edward IV

after Unknown artist
line engraving, perhaps mid 18th century
NPG D23793

D23790

King Edward IV

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
NPG D23790

D19137

King Edward IV

by George Vertue
engraving, engraved 1735
NPG D19137

D23786

King Edward IV

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D23786

D23795

King Edward IV

by Thomas Trotter, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder
line engraving, published 1 January 1788
NPG D23795

D23799

King Edward IV

by Thomas Trotter
line engraving, published before 1788
NPG D23799

D23784

King Edward IV

by James Parker
stipple and line engraving, published 1790
NPG D23784

D23800

King Edward IV

after Unknown artist
etching, perhaps early 19th century
NPG D23800

D19838

King Edward IV

by Gaillard, after J. Robert
line engraving
NPG D19838

D23941

King Edward IV and others

by Grignion
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23941

D19161

Called King Edward IV

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell or Luttrell
line engraving, published 1706
NPG D19161